The world is not enough. This is not just a James Bond's movie title but also a fundamental truth that all humanity is learning to accept every day. Under the rules of such world basic moral and humanitarian dilemmas are arising and by that continuously make new laws and norms. Hence, the place of the human rights law has been emphasized and reinforced more than in any other previous era in the humankind history. Such change has to be guided and directed by those who are aware to its nature. The international organizations, the NGOs and the individuals are playing an important role in making a difference. However, the potential to influence the many and reshape the mass consciousness lies in the hands of the mass communication facilitators, e.g. the media. The media has an enormous power and to prove this claim one only needs to follow the publications and the outcomes that they ignite. Such trends are relevant mostly to the undemocratic, undeveloped societies such as the Iranian one. The author's statements in this work are that it is high time that each and every organ in the society claim responsibility for the reality that we face. The media, as a major player, should be active now.
Developments in technology have had a profound impact on the role of the media by providing individuals and groups with new ways to communicate with each other.
These developments have benefited societies in many ways, for example, in making it possible for global and local uprisings, mostly undercurrent in nature, to become overt.
The media plays an increasingly crucial role in publicizing humanitarian crises, and advances in technology have intensified the immediacy of their reports. Because global communication networks facilitate intensive, ongoing coverage of crisis throughout the world as they unfold, policy makers are under great pressure to respond rapidly to events.
The media, in a world of expansion and communication, has therefore a duty to transform the awareness of the peoples, to convey the message of responsibility and teach all of us about our power.
These notions and more are elaborated in the work along with a relatively deep analysis of international human-rights status reports published by the United nations and the United States's mmnstry pf foriegn affairs.